Saturday, October 31, 2015

Quilt Market: Cotton & Steel

Ever since their market debut, Cotton + Steel's upcoming lines have been met with great anticipation. This season's unveiling at Houston's Quilt Market did not disappoint.

My favorite print from Alexia Marcelle Abegg's Clover collection is Little Lambs. So cute!
Sarah Watt's collection, Cat Lady, is pretty self-explanatory.
Rashida Coleman-Hale has a great hanging plant print in her Macrame collection.
Melody Miller's Fruit Dots has the most fun chewing gum print.
Kim Kight explored the concept of a penny arcade in her latest collection filled with balloons, animals, game tokens, popcorn, and other such amusements.
Cotton + Steel are having a contest for those who want to use their luxurious lawn fabric in a quilt. Check out the deets at #lawnquilt.
I'm be back again soon with more Market and Festival coverage. See you then!
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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival: Mini Quilt

If you've come here by way of the Blogger's Quilt Festival, thanks for visiting. Feel free to look around here at Quilting Mod. I have compiled quilt alongs, free patterns, and a listing of linky parties for your viewing pleasure. 
I'm going to have Houston Quilt Market coverage coming up shortly, as well as a fantastic giveaway, so I recommend you follow via Bloglovin' using the button below, or your preferred method in the sidebar so you can easily find your way back after you check out all the fun at the Blogger's Quilt Festival.
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Today's show & tell was created for the American Made Brand Tiny Quilt Challenge. While it was not accepted into the exhibit, it was a welcome distraction from my impending baby delivery. The Passacaglia quilt from Millefiori Quilts was my source of inspiration.
To construct my design, I used pattern blocks, which are hand-on math materials for elementary students. (I was running a little low on the orange squares.)
Instead of employing English Paper Piecing, I combined paper-piecing, hand appliqué, and traditional piecing complete with ample y-seams. While unlikely to be the most advisable construction method, it was undoubtably effective in preventing me from ruminating about the unpleasantries of giving birth.
I used matchstick quilting in the background, mostly in a matching navy thread, with random occurrences of thread colors that match the pieces. It finished at 14" square and was dubbed Geometric Flurry.
If you are curious about other AMB Tiny Quilt Challenge entries, check out the minis Louise at I'm Feeling Crafty, Alida at Tweety Loves Quilting, and Stephanie at Spontaneous Threads created.
I'm linking up with:

Keeping It Simple

Making the World Cuter
Cooking Up Quiltsmop it up mondays
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Sew Cute TuesdayAnd Sew We CraftHome Stories A2Z
Fluster BusterThe DIY Dreamer

saving4sixkatherines corner

Too Much Time On My Hands

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